Colin  Lloyd

Colin Lloyd

Colin Lloyd has chaired the Fundraising Standards Board since its launch in 2006.  He was also chair of the Direct Marketing Association from 1992 to 2001 and introduced a unified self-regulatory scheme for the direct marketing industry in 2006. He became the DMA’s first president in 1999 and continued in this position until 2001, and also served time as vice president of the Federation of Direct Marketing, the European arm for direct marketing. And he was chairman of Trust UK, responsible for internet regulation in the United Kingdom.

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FRSB upholds complaint against Save the Children's Liberia Capital Appeal

The Fundraising Standards Board has ruled that a direct mail campaign and website for Save the Children’s Liberia Capital Appeal included misleading content.

Fundraising complaints up by almost half in 2013

Charities reported 48,432 complaints to the Fundraising Standards Board in 2013 – a 44 per cent increase on the previous year.

FRSB calls for new rules on doorstep fundraising and cold calling stickers

The Fundraising Standards Board has recommended that the Institute of Fundraising issues a policy on whether fundraisers should visit houses displaying ‘no cold calling’ stickers.

Telephone fundraising complaints have risen, says the FRSB

The Fundraising Standards Board has revealed that its upcoming annual complaints report will likely show an increase in telephone fundraising complaints over last year as Trading Standards issues its first fine for a breach of the Telephone Preference Service.

FRSB membership grows, but new focus on recruiting larger charities

Some 225 mainly small organisations signed up to fundraising self-regulation last year, according to the Fundraising Standards Board's annual accounts which also show a dramatic increase in administration costs.

Door-to-door fundraising complaints more than double in two years

Complaints about door-to-door fundraising have increased more than two-and-a-half times within two years as the volume of door-to-door fundraising rose by two-fifths, according to new fundraising complaints figures.

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The Public Administration Select Committee has warned the fundraising umbrella bodies to consider themselves “on notice” to improve self-regulation, particularly of face-to-face street fundraising.

FRSB rejects Cancer Research complaint by anti-F2F activist

The FRSB has thrown out a protracted complaint by an anti-face-to-face fundraising campaigner over Cancer Research UK’s disclosure of its fundraising costs and returns.

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